LeBron James is another milestone higher on his climb up the NBA's all-time scoring list.
In the first half of Thursday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, James became the third player in league history to reach 35,000 points, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
Abdul-Jabbar tops the all-time scoring list with 38,387 points, and Malone has 36,928. As it stands this season, James needs a little more than 3,300 points to catch Abdul-Jabbar. In every season of his career, James has scored at least 1,500 points, and he has gone over 2,000 points in a season 10 times.
Here are a few of the shots that got James to the milestone:
With this free throw, LeBron James becomes the 3rd player in NBA history to reach 35,000 career points, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone!— NBA (@NBA) February 19, 2021
Watch on TNT pic.twitter.com/UWaz1fnqFn
LeBron baseline fadeaway on TNT! 🔥— NBA (@NBA) February 19, 2021
LBJ is 8 points away from reaching 35,000 for his career! pic.twitter.com/NuKkOYzP6j